Thursday, November 14, 2019

TV REPORTERS ATTACKED BY MUBARAK MOBS

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As Egyptian protests turned increasingly violent and a rupture of relations between Western governments, including the United States, and the Mubarak regime became more pronounced, Mubarak supporters, some of them reportedly bussed into the sites of the protests, turned on Western journalists covering the tumult with fists and clubs. Among those assaulted was Anderson Cooper […]

ADVERTISERS FLEEING MTV’S SKINS

January 24, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Fans of MTV’s racy new series Skins likely thought that advertisers Taco Bell, General Motors and Wrigley were mighty, well, thinskinned for knuckling under to pressure from the Parents Television Council, which has launched a campaign to encourage followers not to buy products from sponsors of the show. In a statement on Friday, the PTC […]

JOLIE WINS FILMING PERMIT IN BOSNIA

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Bosnian government has reversed itself and will now allow Angelina Jolie to shoot parts of her currently untitled film in Bosnia, Reuters reported today (Monday). Cultural Minister Gavrilo Grahovac had canceled permission for Jolie to film in the country after meeting with an association of female victims of the Bosnian war who claimed that […]

ISLAMIC PROTESTERS DISRUPT GAY FILM FESTIVAL IN JAKARTA

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Islamic protesters have succeeded in shutting down several venues screening films at a gay film festival in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Wednesday) that the protesters threatened to burn down one of the venues if the screening was not canceled. Organizers of the Q! festival conceded that they had been […]

PROTESTERS BEGET ANTI-PROTESTERS OVER DOLPHIN DOCUMENTARY

June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Following a decision by movie theaters in Japan to cancel their planned screenings of a documentary about the slaughter of dolphins in a Japanese village, a group of 55 Japanese journalists, academics and film directors have condemned the angry protests that led to the cancellations. Demonstrators had warned that they would picket theaters showing The […]

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